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Shark Tale (2004)

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When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidentally killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother decide to use the incident to their own advantage.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Smith ... Oscar (voice)
Robert De Niro ... Don Lino (voice)
Renée Zellweger ... Angie (voice)
Jack Black ... Lenny (voice)
Angelina Jolie ... Lola (voice)
Martin Scorsese ... Sykes (voice)
Ziggy Marley ... Ernie (voice)
Doug E. Doug ... Bernie (voice)
Michael Imperioli ... Frankie (voice)
Vincent Pastore ... Luca (voice)
Peter Falk ... Don Feinberg (voice)
Katie Couric ... Katie Current (voice)
David Soren ... Shrimp / Worm / Starfish #1 / Killer Whale #2 (voice)
David P. Smith David P. Smith ... Crazy Joe (voice)
Bobb'e J. Thompson ... Shortie #1 (voice)
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Storyline

The sea underworld is shaken up when the son of the shark mob boss is found dead and a young fish named Oscar is found at the scene. Being a bottom feeder, Oscar takes advantage of the situation and makes himself look like he killed the finned mobster. Oscar soon comes to realize that his claim may have serious consequences. Written by Anonymous

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The story of what happens when one little fish tells a great white lie... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and crude humor | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

DreamWorks

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sharkslayer See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,604,606, 3 October 2004

Gross USA:

$160,861,908

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$367,275,019
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shannen Doherty were considered for the role of Lola. See more »

Goofs

When Angie and Sykes are watching Oscar on TV "killing" Lenny, Angie's tail passes through the desk. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[a shark slowly approaches a worm, who frantically struggles to get free of his line... ]
Lenny: Hi, I'm Lenny.
[the worm faints]
Lenny: Ooh! Little buddy, did I scare you?
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Crazy Credits

Crazy Joe the hermit crab scuttles back and forth and interacts with the credits as they roll. They end with Mrs. Sanchez leaning out her window and telling everyone to go home because it's past their bedtime. See more »

Alternate Versions

For each international release, the role of the news reporter "Katie Current" was recast to a prominent female news anchor of that country: In the Australian version it is Tracy Grimshaw, former co-anchor of the Australian Today show; in the UK version it is 'Fiona Phillips', presenter of GMTV; and in the Italian version it is Cristina Parodi, anchor-woman of Verissimo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.64 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Get It Together
Written by Drew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders, India Arie (as India Arie Simpson), Dana Johnson and Mel Johnson
Performed by India Arie
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Nice to look at, but I have seen superior animated films...
10 May 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I did like Shark Tale, but there is a lot wrong with it. I did think the animation was very nicely done, and I liked the references to Jaws and Godfather. But I do think that Finding Nemo was much better than this. Shark Tale could have been a great film, had it not been devoid of humour and heart. My first problem with the film was Will Smith. He tries to be funny, but as the film progresses, he gets tiresome, and at times you feel like you want to reach into the screen and put a hand over his mouth. There were times when the script was funny, and there were some nice ideas, but the pace of the whole film was uneven. The characters could have been developed a lot more, particularly Lenny(a nice surprise from Jack Black), and whereas there were a number of nice visual jokes, there is some very over-familiar material in the script. Kids may find the sharks a bit frightening, and adults won't find much to enjoy, with the exception of the talented voice cast, such as Angelina Jolie, whose Lola(a very beautiful fish) was one of the better characters, Rennee Zellwegger, who deserved better than she was given and Robert DeNiro, whose shark was just a caricature of the Godfather. Though it is Martin Scorsesse who gives the most entertaining vocal contribution. And I did like the music score. All in all, it is nice to look at, but there are some parts of the film that aren't as interesting as intended. I did like the film, but I was kind of confused at who it was aimed at. 6/10 Bethany Cox.


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